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Credit to Adrian Witol (LGBTQ2S+ Health Student Rep), and Anchaleena Mandal (Co-chair Student Committee.)
Egale is Canada’s leading organization for activism and advocacy for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. A great place to start on this website would be to go to "Awareness" then click on "Resources," where they have tons of resources about proper terminology, how to practice allyship, inclusive and affirmative language, pronoun usage guide, and more!
Rainbow Health Ontario
Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a program from Sherbourne Health that promotes training, education, and research to improve LGBT2SQ health. Their website offers a variety of resources. Select “I am a Healthcare Provider” from the drop-down menu to see their training opportunities, clinical resources, and LGBT2SQ friendly provider directory!
Two Spirits of the First Nations
This GTA-based organization provides prevention education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit people living with or at risk for HIV and related co-infections, based on Indigenous philosophies of holistic health and wellness. Their website offers resources and research dating back to the 1990’s.
Gender Creative Kids
Gender Creative Kids is a charity based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal) that advocates for the inclusion of trans and non-binary youth in all spheres of life. In addition to their advocacy efforts, their website has an extensive set of resources aimed at educators, youth, parents, and allies.
Canadian Professional Association on Transgender Health
The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) is an interdisciplinary professional organization that seeks to eliminate barriers to the health, well-being and self-actualization of trans and gender diverse people. On their website, you can find resources to stay up-to-date on Canadian news via their newsletter, community of practice, conferences, and more.
Community-Based Research Centre
Community-Based Research Centre (CBRC) is a non-profit organization that advances health promotion for people of diverse sexualities and genders via research and intervention development. Check out their available online modules covering topics such as PrEP, surgical interventions, and prescribing gender-affirming hormones.
Skipping Stone is an Alberta-based organization that provides a wide range of services for trans and gender diverse individuals. Their programs include solo and group support, skill building such as DBT and voice classes, system navigation, and education/training. Check out their Resources section for primers on gender diversity, legal information, and many other options!
Toolkit (2018): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pYWnKLm-VONrx3Gyvcx7Afzm8hdktGZN/view - This document is aimed at primary care providers caring for transgender patients, with a focus on adults. It offers a practical overview of hormone therapy, surgical interventions, and psychosocial considerations.